Haythornthwaite ‘Catherine’ Martinborough ‘Petit’ Pinot 2006

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Jun-2012
Fullish, dark garnet-red colour with some bricking on edge. The nose is full with complex, lifted aromas of game, savoury meat and secondary forest floor notes with ripe, red berry fruit characters well integrated. Medium-full bodied, bold, rich and sweetly lifted, dark red berry fruit and savoury mushroom flavours fill the palate. Layers of secondary forest-floor elements are present, enlivened by good acidity. The tannin structure becomes prominent and leads to a dry, firm finish. This bold and reasonably robust Pinot Noir is now showing plenty of development characters. Match with gamey meat dishes over the next 4-6 years. Fruit from three vineyards in Martinborough and one site near Masterton., fully destemmed and fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine given 12 days on skins then aged 9 months in 1-3 y.o. French oak barrels. 16.0+/20 Jun 2012 RRP $29.00

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